Day 297 – Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes

24 May

To get this weekend rolling, I decided we needed to spice things up a little. Ya know.  Something different.  With a little flair and a lot of flavor!  Something like these Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes (recipe below from Simple Food).

Cinnamon-Crunch-Cupcake     Mini-Cinnamon-Crunch

The cupcakes are dense and chewy with a nice crunch on top. They remind me a lot of a cinnamon streusel muffin. Dense and chewy with a sweet cinnamon flavor.

Cinnamon-Whipped-Cream

The frosting is creamy. With the cinnamon added, it’s a little thinner than a typical whipped cream. It has a sweet, but not sugary, cinnamon cream taste. Nice and simple.

Fried-Ice-Cream-top

The crisps are a nice little addition. I had extra. They make for a nice little snack. A bit like cinnamon-sugar toast, just thinner.

Fried-Ice-Cream-Cupcake     Mini-Fried-Ice-Cream

The whole cupcake makes for a big, somewhat chilly bite. The density of the cupcake balances nicely with the creaminess of the frosting and ice cream. It’s a sweet cinnamon cupcake through and through. A little vanilla and caramel thrown in, but cinnamon is the star.

Fried-Ice-Cream-closeup

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4 (very unique)
  • Ease of Making: 2 (a whole lot of parts and time)
  • TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes (recipe from Simple Food)

Cornflake Topping:

  • 1/2 c cornflakes, crushed
  • 1 1/2  T sugar
  • 1  t cinnamon
  • 1/2 T butter, melted

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 c + 2 T flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 + 1 T sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3/4 c milk

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:

  • 1 c whipping cream
  • 1 – 2 T powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2  t cinnamon

Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps:

  • 1 tortilla, cut into 16 triangles
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 T butter, melted

AND softened caramel swirl ice cream

For directions visit Simple Food.

*Tomorrow: Darth Velvet Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 297 – Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes”

  1. sarahgiebens May 24, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    That is something special indeed 😮 it looks like fun to make and to eat 😉

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